Glipizide ER

Generic name

Glipizide

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$79.37

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$0.21

-3.42%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Aurobindo Pharm
  • Actavis/Teva
  • AHP
  • Zydus Pharmaceu
  • Rising Pharm
  • Par Pharm.
  • Northstar Rx Ll

What is Glipizide ER

Glipizide is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It may also be used with other diabetes medications. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Glipizide belongs to the class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. It lowers blood sugar by causing the release of your body's natural insulin. NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Glipizide ER

Yes, Glipizide ER is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Glipizide ER was $0.21.

The average dose of Glipizide ER received per year is 235,831,117 units

762,069 Medicare beneficiaries received Glipizide ER in 2021, which was a 0.06% from 2020

There were 2,968,475 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.03% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $20.38

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Glipizide ER was $79.37

The most expensive manufacturer of Glipizide ER is Zydus Pharmaceu

Rising Pharm is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.20

Rising Pharm received $27,479,370.79

The total amount spent on Glipizide ER by Medicare is $60,485,332.60

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